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I hate them bloody plastic plinths with white infill, they never look nice...

 

could be my crap engraving I suppose :shock: :wink:

 

Nearly finished engraving 70 medals, feels like i've been on here all afternoon...OH I have! Good job it's been Quiet on repairs :D

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I though a fiver as well, I charge Minimum £8 for cylindrical. And minimum £10 for white infill on plastic plinths. We are simillar on our prices. I don't mind giving a little discount for bigger orders.

The £7.95 I quoted is for a 1 off on existing shield, but if I'm doing a batch of 10 or more annuals, they would be £6 a hit flat or cylindrical. A 1 off cylindrical would be £9.50, £10 if filled.

 

I hate them bloody plastic plinths with white infill, they never look nice...

could be my crap engraving I suppose :shock: :wink:

Cut & white infill is easy, use a .25mm cutter & cut to a .2mm depth, where possible use a nose cone.

My engraving is always the best on the plinth, unless I've engraved it previously & then it's equal :lol:

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[Cut & white infill is easy, use a .25mm cutter & cut to a .2mm depth, where possible use a nose cone.

My engraving is always the best on the plinth, unless I've engraved it previously & then it's equal :lol:

 

I always use a nose cone on these plinths

 

There are no disadvantages of using one - only advantages :smt045

 

I don't trust that these plinths are perfectly proportioned all the way round :?

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mmmm think i need to move. Since the survey I put my prices up to......

 

£3 for a existing side shield and £4 for a side shield I supplied.

 

Trouble was first customer who came in said she would get them this time but there is a guy in a nearby town with a pantograph knocking them out for £2.50!!!!!!!

 

So I've had to drop down to £3.50 for ones I supply :(

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mmmm think i need to move. Since the survey I put my prices up to......

 

£3 for a existing side shield and £4 for a side shield I supplied.

 

Trouble was first customer who came in said she would get them this time but there is a guy in a nearby town with a pantograph knocking them out for £2.50!!!!!!!

 

So I'm had to drop down to £3.50 for ones I supply :(

 

However if you doubled your existing side shield price to £6 you would have to do half as many to turn over the same. So you lose 1 in 3 your still up in the till, and working less hard. :wink:

 

Lee

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I concur wholeheartedley with the last two post. However, I would like to add the following. Apply that theory across all the services you offer and raise your revenue. Then you can have that extra holiday you promised yourself! Or pay for the refit/upgrade that you've been putting off for too long :shock:

 

Keith

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However if you doubled your existing side shield price to £6 you would have to do half as many to turn over the same. So you lose 1 in 3 your still up in the till, and working less hard. :wink:

 

Lee

 

I see your logic in this statement however I am of the opinion that I would lose 3 out of 3 and wouldn't be working at all. I am making a fair living charging premiun rates for glassware and plaques and things like that I don't need to take my customers eyes out over a 5 minute job like a side shield, I leave that to my nearest rival who after 25 years robbing the locals has felt the need to put his business on the market after 4 years of me robbing his customers :D and not even he charges £5 for a side shield :?

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I had a guy in the new shop a few weeks ago with eighteen shields to be engraved. The previous engraving was diabolical, up there with the worst I have ever seen.

I normally charge around 4.50-5.00 each, but quoted £3 each to secure the order. it came to £54 in total so I rounded it off to £50. Unusual for me as I rarly budge on the price.

 

The guy refused and said the guy who normally does them only charges £1 each.

I pointed out that we engrave to a high standard, and if he was happy to present that diabolical engraving to thier clubs winners on thier presentation night then he'd better go thier.

 

Last week he came in the shop and ordered a £70 annual shield!! never mentioned discounts or owt !!

 

I made a real pucker job of the engraving and he was visually impressed with it when he came back.

 

Wonder if he'll bring those annuals in next year now he's seen the difference in quality.

 

O yeah, and I always engrave the side shield with an unusual font, then tell the customer "if you do take the shield elsewhere next year for the engraving, make sure they use the same font, as it'll spoil he look of your shield" They always come back.

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I hate engraving shields with boring one line fonts :cry:

 

We've got so many weird and wonderful fonts and it's a shame to waste them.

 

I see it as dull and unimaginative rather than "traditional."

 

However, when a customer brings in an old shield we do match up the font whether it be railway or whatever just incase the customer/club kicks up a fuss :roll:

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